Battlefield Earth
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 3%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Logic is in short supply. Burned-out cities have electricity, for example. My favorite: A hangar full of jets, buried under 1,000 years of dust, not only fire up instantly but still have full tanks of gas."
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"The summer movie season has barely begun and already it has its first 10-ton turkey."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"There are many things to make fun of here."
‑ Matt Soergel, Florida Times-Union
"One can only hope for John Travolta's sake that his sci-fi epic Battlefield Earth was meant to be an uproarious comedy. If not, everyone connected with it is in deep, deep trouble."
‑ Louis B. Hobson, Jam! Movies
"It's got bad acting, atrocious dialogue and plot holes you could fly a Harrier jet through -- but the result is more exasperating than comical."
‑ Steve Tilley, Jam! Movies
"Not awful, but pretty bad. A third-string Planet of the Apes meets Star Trek, Battlefield Earth is a largely uninspiring sci-fi adventure with a Swiss-cheese plot."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"With this kind of epic ineptitude -- hell, the flick is set in the year 3000 -- you go for "worst of the millennium.""
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"A monumentally silly hunk of junk."
‑ Dennis King, Tulsa World
"From any angle this is a very ill-considered project -- an obvious contender for worst film of the year."
‑ Margaret Pomeranz,
"The emphasis placed on indoctrination, enslavement and superior alien intelligence brings the film troublingly close to subliminal propaganda, while the script is so banal you'd have to be brainwashed to enjoy it."
‑ Neil Smith, Radio Times
"Not so much watched as lived through, Battlefield Earth is bad enough to make audiences ashamed to be part of the same species as the people who made it."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"One of the darkest, ugliest, most uninvolving and incomprehensible major-studio fantasies I've ever seen."
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"The end result is a science-fiction saga so incoherent, so ugly and so pointless that you have to wonder why Warner Bros, is even bothering to distribute this embarrassment."
‑ Leah Rozen, People Magazine
"Overall, I liked the movie. I thought it was a good, mindless sci-fi flick with a lot of effects and action."
‑ Scott Chitwood, IGN Movies
"With this journey into the heart of rubbish, this full-throttle adventure into the hyper-space of drivel, Travolta not only incinerates what is left of his own reputation, but takes someone else down with him."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
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